Majors and Minors

Major/ Minor Declaration and Confirmation Processes

Students can complete their Major/Minor Declaration or Confirmation form online and submit it to their advisor, who will be able to approve it electronically. Students are expected to meet with their desired faculty advisor prior to submitting a new declaration or confirmation form.

Note: It is highly recommended that students speak both with their Major / Minor Advisor and their Class Dean prior to changing or dropping a major / minor in order to make alternative academic plans and make sure that the student can stay on track to complete all degree requirements.

The online Major/ Minor declaration form is closed as of July 7, 2021. The next opportunity to declare a major or minor will be in the Fall 2021 semester. Detailed information regarding the new major declaration process will be provided in the fall.

Things to keep in mind:

  • You may declare a) one major, b) two majors, or c) a major and a minor.
  • You cannot count the same course toward two majors, or simultaneously towards a major and a minor.
  • Students who wish to count courses that were not taken at Wellesley towards their major/minor need to obtain approval from the Department Chair or Program Director via a Transfer of Credit form.


Note: The dates below are subject to change.

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - for those planning on going abroad in their Junior Year

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - for all Sophomores 

  • TBD - Major/Minor Confirmation due. (This date will be posted by September 15, 2021)

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - Last day to add or drop a Major/Minor

Individual Majors

Students interested in designing their own major need to familiarize themselves with the individual major declaration process.